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's brother, mike, throughout the crisis and yesterday after we heard the terrible news. he said it best. i can associate with my brother getting in a car wreck or having cancer, but terrorism and neederland, texas, don't go together. he was described as a great family man and a fantastic co-worker, a leader who mentored countless individuals during his tenure. he was also known for his spontaneous wit. victor moved from neederland, texas, to move closer to work. mr. speaker, victor was killed not because of what he did. he was killed because of who he was. he was killed because he was an american. a radical islamic al qaeda group by the name of the significant anytories in blood claimed responsibility for this terrorist attack. those who seek to destroy us and kill indiscriminantly. they hate us for who we are and what we stand for. diplomacy is not in their vocabulary. two other americans were also killed in this attack. their names were gordon rowan of sumpter, oregon, and fredrick of katy, texas. the algerian military retook the compound after three days. they found that 34 other hostag
general stanley mcchrystal here today. i am mike o'hanlon, one of the members of the 21st century defense initiative. we are hosting this event with bruce riddell, who runs the -- first readout -- bruce riddell -- bruce riedel. general mcchrystal build up an organization into what was the state-of-the-art capability that ultimately led not only to our topic of today, the tracking and ultimate killing of the al qaeda terrorist zarqawi, but also many of the procedures that led to the finding and killing of bin laden. the success of joint special operations command is one of the most important stories in the broader war on terror. we are honored that roos will be -- bruce riedel will be interviewing general mcchrystal this morning. this is based on the recent book, which i hope you a purchase, which we are proud to be discussing, my share of the task -- "my share of the task," its describes the role of not only command, but also other military personnel and international personnel that he worked with. just a couple more words about our panelists. bruce was a 30-year cia veteran before joinin
. otherwise it's not worth the effort, in his mind. >> mike pence delivers his first state of the state address tonight. we'll have that live for you at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. tomorrow, secretary of state hillary clinton testifies on capitol hill on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. first up, she's before the senate foreign relations committee. that's live at 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span3. then, in the afternoon the secretary before the house foreign affairs committee. that's set to get under way at 2:00 p.m. eastern. again, both of those hearings live on c-span3. also, c-span.org tomorrow. also tomorrow, the house will postpone a decision, will debate a bill postponing on raising the nation's debt ceiling. you saw pete sessions, the rules committee chairman, filing that rule on the house floor a moment ago. they met this afternoon to discuss the flan which would require both chambers of commerce to pass a budget plan by april 15 or have their salaries withheld. the debt at $16.4 trillion. the meeting is an hour and 20 minutes. >> i want to welcome our -- th
. karen english of arizona. mr. mike barnes of maryland,ality -- alternate. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. please take your conversations off the floor. the house -- the chair will now entertain requests for one-minutes. please take your conversations off the floor. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? mr. thompson: i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: madam speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania deserves to be heard. please take your conversations off the floor. the house will be in order. mr. thompson: thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: friday marks the annual march for life and i look forward to joining the thousands of constituents that will journey to washington to be the voice of the unborn and champions for their protection. without abortion, we can only
and run about 2.5 hours, shorter than the parade from four years ago. mike is homophone from wisconsin on the republican line. -- mike is on the phone from wisconsin. >> it sounded more like a political speech i did not vote for him. i do not support him. >> memphis, tenn., is our next caller, john on the independent line. good afternoon. >> i am a vietnam era veteran and a former teacher, and i was very interested to hear the indication -- invocation. in closing, she used the name of jesus, which is more than the chaplains in the military were able to do. i do hope that america can come closer together with israel in its defense against the people who are trying to blow her off the planet. >> joining us from richmond, virginia, is george. >> i have two comments i would like to make. first, the president had an excellent inaugural address. the one thing i hope he would do in order to get congress to work with him is what he said at the end. the people need to voice their opinions. they need to act. i remember one time i think it was president kennedy, getting public feeling on issues,
congresswomen in the house and they'll still be -- there'll still be an effort. mike pence is now governor of indiana so there'll be a continued effort. you would think out of a $3.7 trillion budget we could find somewhere to cut an certainly that's one good place to start. >> if any finalized budget does include funding for that, will you support it or vote against it? >> there's two things going on. the budget doesn't specify much of anything except numbers on the page. then we'll go through appropriations bills. the problem we've had is appropriations bills haven't come out of committee and haven't had a chance to debate on the floor. i presume we'll have debate on that and the house will continue its policy of defunding planned parenthood but that's one specific part of one appropriations bill. thank you. >> it's one thing to put forward the idea of a balanced budget but to achieve it, the leadership has caved each and every time. to get rid of the boehner rule now, what makes you think we can bring it back in may? if i were the senate democrats and the president, you caved before, why
that when you do ask your question, ask them for the mike and stand and identify yourself and keep your questions short. we we have time, we will get back to you. yes her, right there. >> -- please identify yourself. >> jack james. i want to ask you about whether or not you think there is enough support coming from europe to deal with those issues. we just talked about germany, as you all know, going in and want to go out with us. in afghanistan, and molly, there has been criticism about us going back. is it not the case that we acted -- that we expect, if we can get it, that europe would like to have a large footprint in, and can you expect that that is something that we can see more of in the future as we face our own constraints at home? >> i think the constraints in europe are even greater than ours. the public will to engage in that is even less than ours. that is why a lot of questions are being raised here by members of the congress. they are saying, why are we still in germany? why are 40,000 or so troops there. can we bring them home? and, how much do they stand up when we real
and optimism to get power? this is mike amateurish attempt to do that. i have a dream and i want a $40 trillion economy. i want 1% unemployment for white, black, latino, and women. we can have lots more things to do. we can abolish income taxes, we can go to private schools. we are rich enough to do it and we have to make up our minds. >> that speaks to the point of having an immense amount of capital in the united states. and whether it is seeing further growth. >> you have written a lot about populism. in the sense that you have a complicated relationship. i am curious how you think those things will be reconciled. >> and you have been around the block, you would be best as a grizzled veteran. give us some insight, old man. >> i have had so many different relationships over the years. it is a democratic country and successful conservatives will be populist conservatism. i think that bill buckley was right when he said would prefer to be governed by the first 200 people in the boston phone book than the harvard faculty. people on the whole are healthier than the elite and as a practical matter
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